Rawalpindi: HEC issued notice in plagiarism case
RAWALPINDI: The Lahore High Court (Rawalpindi Bench) issued a notice to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Wednesday, asking for their reply in a plagiarism case.
A software program provided by HEC found that Nafees Mirza’s final thesis was plagiarised. He was studying towards his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree at Bahria University.
The university refused to issue him a degree as per HEC’s zero-tolerance policy on plagiarism. However Bahria University itself is yet to define concrete anti-plagiarism policies, which is why the notice has been issued to the HEC. Moreover the software used to detect the plagiarism itself was officially introduced by HEC in 2010.
Originally, Nafees Mirza, in his petition, said that he completed the requirements for his MBA degree from Bahria University in 2009. The university refused to award him the degree even though the department had acknowledged that he had completed the degree requirements, he said.